The Drive

Guide Price: Price on Application


  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 3 Receptions

An opportunity to acquire a unique six bedroom family home, boasting charm and character and presented in immaculate order throughout, with eye to detail found to all levels to perfection. In addition, there is a self-contained staff cottage, an outdoor swimming pool complex with a gym, sauna and showers, a showroom quadruple garage with glazed doors and an adjoining self-contained guest apartment which comprises a living room with open plan kitchen, a double bedroom with en suite shower room.

The overall plot of approximately 0.85 of an acre within high walled grounds offers well tended South and West facing gardens and sits comfortably between two roads, with access to both Orchard Rise and The Drive via remote controlled gates, which lead to a vast inset granite block paved driveway offering ample forecourt parking.

The Drive is a sought after location within the exclusive Coombe Estate and is positioned just off George Road, home to three private popular schools being Holy Cross Prep School for girls, Rokeby School for Boys and Marymount International Baccalaureate school (day and boarding) for girls.

The property is also within walking distance to two exclusive golf courses and the 2,360 acres of The Royal Richmond Park which is an area of outstanding beauty, providing a picturesque setting in which to go horse riding, jogging or just take a leisurely walk. Theatres at Richmond and Wimbledon are also popular alternatives to the West End together with an excellent choice of restaurants. The Drive is situated between the town centres of Kingston and Wimbledon with their excellent shopping facilities and are both within easy reach as is the A3 trunk road offering fast access to Central London and both Gatwick and Heathrow airports via the M25 motorway network. Train stations at New Malden, Norbiton and Raynes Park provide frequent services to Waterloo with its underground links to points throughout the City. The nearest tube station is Wimbledon. The immediate area offers a wide range of recreational facilities including three golf courses, tennis and squash clubs.

Little Rowney is approached towards the end of The Drive or Orchard Rise to high level wooden sliding remotes gates which lead to a carriage drive. The vast landscaped gardens flow onto Indian sand stone terraces and lead to an Oak front door with a pillared gabled porch. The spacious Entrance Hall offers a warm welcome with a beautiful inglenook style marble fireplace recessed into an oak panelled alcove creating a lovely focal point. The Study also benefits from an inglenook style fireplace with an oak panelled wall and has access and views to the front terrace and garden. The bright and spacious double aspect Drawing Room provides a lovely setting for entertaining, with an ornate fireplace and French doors to the front terrace. There is also a double aspect playroom with a range of floor to ceiling built -in units with ample hanging and shelving for shoes.

From the Reception Hall, double doors lead onto the spacious and bright Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room with a marble tiled floor with underfloor heating, designed to accommodate the whole family with the space being divided into three areas; Family area, which is fitted with various built in quality units comprising shelving, base and space for a wall mounted TV (not included), and also has a spiral iron staircase leading down to the Cellar. The Kitchen area, bespoke by Clive Christian provides ample wall and base units with part glazed cupboards for display, and a generous island with a large porcelain sink with mixer tap and drawers and shelving below. The Dining area boasts a stunning outlook onto the landscaped gardens and swimming pool complex, with bi-folding French doors opening onto the terrace. There is also a TV room accessed from the Family Room, with a skylight and access to side of property. The well-equipped Utility Room is fitted with wall and base units with a stainless steel sink, and space and plumbing for washing machine, tumble dryer, additional dishwasher and a wine cooler. The Guest Cloakroom is situated next to the staircase leading to the upper floors away from the main Reception Hall.

The Cellar, accessed from the Family Room, houses the fully equipped wine cellar, with ample wine coolers and a sink.

The solid wood staircase with balustrade leads to the First Floor and bright landing. The stunning Master bedroom suite, with its en suite dressing room and bathroom, boasts beautiful elevated views of the garden and pool, and benefits from bespoke Italian fitted furniture. The Dressing Room is also fitted with a comprehensive range of wardrobes, drawers and shelving and the En Suite Bathroom with the white suite comprising ‘His and Hers’ wash basins within a bespoke vanity unit, WC, fully tiled walk in wet area and a free standing bath. There are three further bedrooms on the first floor, two with en suites, a Family Bathroom, a deep walk in airing closet with ample shelving and an under stairs cupboard.

The Second Floor landing is fitted with built in bespoke wardrobes and shelving and leads to three further bedrooms, all fitted with built in Italian furniture, one of which has an en suite bathroom, and a Family Bathroom.

Most rooms have ceiling speakers, bedrooms have wood strip flooring while all bathrooms have tiled floors and chrome ladder rack heated towel rails. There are some internal and external security shutters around the house.

The Staff Cottage comprises a triple aspect Living Room with a kitchenette, fitted with a range of wall and base units with a stainless steel sink and drainer and various appliances. A spiral staircase leads up to a double bedroom with bathroom.

The newly added swimming pool complex, with its innovative design, houses a 10ft long pool, a steam room, a cloakroom/changing room, two fully tiled shower cubicles with glass doors, and a purpose built air conditioned gym with mirrored wall, parquet flooring, wall mounted TV and views to the garden. There is a water feature surrounding the complex which creates an interesting visual element, especially when lit up at night.

The newly constructed glass fronted garage, large enough to house four cars, is annexed with a Guest Apartment comprising a Living Room with an open plan kitchen, a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a large en suite shower room. There is also an integrated workshop, store room and separate toilet to the garage complex.

Last but not least, and providing a beautiful setting for the property, the landscaped gardens have been designed with privacy and practicality in mind. A full outdoor security system has been installed with CCTV cameras and remote monitoring stations. Quality Bin and Store cupboards can be found around the gardens for visual simplicity.

Over all, a truly stunning residence within a secluded setting ideal for those who desire discretion, within mature grounds and eight miles from Knightsbridge but with a countrified feel.

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